EPUT Apprentices

The apprenticeships offered by EPUT include: –

  • Business Administration Level 2 and 3
  • Customer Services Level 2 and 3
  • Health & Social Care Level 2, 3 and higher

However staff can access the full range of apprenticeships on offer via www.jobs.nhs.uk
Staff can then choose an apprenticeship which is relevant to their role, for example staff working in finance can undertake an apprenticeship in accounting.

Development Pathways

We offer a number of development pathways both clinical and non-clinical. The clinic al pathways include a fully supported pathway to nursing qualifications.

Advanced Apprenticeships Level 3 in Health & Social Care

The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care is the replacement for the NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care that many of probably heard of previously.

The Apprenticeship lasts approximately 14 months and has several elements involved. Those who do not already have a GCSE C grade or Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths and English – which can be proven with certification – will be required to undertake these qualifications alongside a level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care. During the course there is a requirement for 20% ‘off the job’ training. We realise that units/teams can find this a struggle, so this is achieved through a full day workshop on Diploma content once a month, other extra training days, and at least 4 one week block placements where learners work in a different unit. There will need to be time given for learners to complete reflective accounts.

An e-portfolio system is used to create a portfolio of work, assignments will be submitted this way. Observations will be performed on Apprentices by their tutor to meet some of the qualification criteria. At the end of the programme there is an End Point Assessment. This involves a multiple choice situational judgement test, professional discussion and final observation. These will need to be passed to achieve the apprenticeship.

This qualification is the gateway to Higher Apprenticeships which will be in place of the Associate Practitioner qualification, and nursing top up.

Courses are due to begin in May & September of 2018. All candidates will be required to attend an interview/assessment day prior to the beginning of the course.

In the first instance, all enquiries should be directed to:
Denise Whickman
Workforce Development Team
denise.whickman@nhs.net

Non-clinical training open to all staff includes:

Leadership Training

EPUT has a range of development pathways for current and aspiring leaders to enable a staff to fulfil their potential and continue their professional development. Each pathway is tailored to the needs of our staff, with high quality training delivered by a range of experts from across the Trust.

The Trust offers a bands 1-5 leadership development pathway and a management development programme (MDP) for bands 4 and above, along with the locally delivered Leadership Academy Mary Seacole Leadership Programme for bands 6 and above. Complimenting these pathways are a number of other training courses and modules, also delivered by a range of experts from across the Trust.